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Act of Jan. 5, 1847, Ch. 75, § 3, 1846 Fla. Laws 20.

| | 1847 Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person in this State to carry arms of any kind whatsoever secretly, on or about their person, and if any dirk, pistol or other arm or weapon, except a common pocket knife shall b...

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 3, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

| | 1843

SEC. 3. That if any person shall, in the night season, break open and enter any mansion, house, shop, store or any other house or building whatever, boat or other water craft in which any person shall reside or dwell, and shall commit or attempt to com...

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 20, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911).

| | 1843

SEC. 20. If any person or persons, in this territory, shall make an assault with a deadly weapon, instrument, or other thing, with an intent to inflict upon the person of another, a bodily injury, where no considerable provocation ap- pears, or where t...

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 51, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

| | 1843

SEC. 51. If any person shall maliciously stab or shoot any other person, with intent to kill, wound or maim such person, every person so offending, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, and kept at hard labor, not more than ...

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 72, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

, | | 1843

SEC. 72. If any person shall aid or assist a prisoner, lawfully committed or detained in any jail, for any offense against this territory, or who shall be lawfully confined by virue of any civil process, to make his or her escape from jail, though no e...

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1849 Cal. Stat. 245, An Act to Incorporate the City of San Francisco, § 127.

| | 1849

. . . if any person shall have upon him any pistol, gun, knife, dirk, bludgeon, or other offensive weapon, with intent to assault any person, every such person, on conviction, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned in the County...

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John Purdon, A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania, from the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred to the Twenty-Second Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Six. Seventh Edition Page 1228, Image 1228 (1852) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1849

Act of April 5, 1849, An Act to Prevent the Opening of Streets of Public Roads Through Burial Grounds, and For the Protection of Cemeteries and Grave Yards, § 2. Any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, ...

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P. G. Rhome, By-Laws of the Corporation of Crawfordville, Georgia. Ordained January 20th, 1849 Page 8, Image 9 (1849) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1849

[By-Laws of Crawfordville,] Article VII, Internal Police, § 1. No individual shall shoot or discharge any pistol, gun, rifle or other fire-arms within the corporate limits, under the penalty, for the first offence, of not less than twenty five cen...

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The Revised Ordinances of the City of Portland, 1848 Page 22, Image 22 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1848

[Ordinances of the City of Portland,] Of Gunpowder, § 1. No person not licensed to keep and sell gunpowder shall keep or have in his shop, store, dwelling house or other tenement, at any one time, a larger quantity of gunpowder than one pound. &se...

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1848 Ala. Acts 121–22, An Act To Prevent the Storage of Gun-powder in Larger Quantities Than One Hundred Pounds Within the City of Mobile, § 1.

| | 1848

It shall not be lawful for the Corporation of the City of Mobile, or any person or persons, to receive or keep, or have on storage in any building of any kind within three miles of the Mobile River, or Bay, gun-powder or gun-cotton or any explosive mat...

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1848 Pa. Laws 137, An Act To Incorporate A Company To Erect A Bridge Over The River Schuylkill, At Or Near Laurensville, In The county Of Chester, § 13

| | 1848

. . . and if any person shall be guilty of carrying any lighted cigar . . . or who shall discharge any pistol or gun, or any fire arms on or near said bridge, so that the said bridge, by possibility, be set on fire, or injured by said cause, he or she ...

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John C. White, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the Parish of East Feliciana, Adopted by the Police Jury of the Parish Page 68, Image 70 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1848

[Ordinances of the Parish of East Feliciana,] Of Slaves, § 5. No slave shall carry a gun to hunt, except on the plantation of his master or mistress; nor then unless accompanied by the overseer or some other free white member of the family, or has...

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The Revised Charter and Ordinances of the City of Detroit Page 150, Image 151 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1848

[Ordinances of Detroit,] Prevention of Fires, § 9. No person shall fire or set off any squib, cracker, gunpowder or fire works, or fire any gun or pistol in any part of this city, unless by written permission of the Mayor or two Aldermen, which pe...

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The Municipal Register, Containing the City Charter, with Rules and Orders of the City Council, Also the Ordinances, and a List of the Officers of the City of Roxbury, for 1848-49 Page 58, Image 58 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1848

City Ordinances [of the City of Roxbury, To Prevent unlawful and Injurious Practices in the Streets and Other Public Places, ]§ 16. No person shall, except in the performance of some duty required by law, discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire a...

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Leslie A. Thompson, A Manual or Digest of the Statute Law of the State of Florida, of a General and Public Character, in Force at the End of the Second Session of the General Assembly of the State, on the Sixth Day of January, 1847 Page 547, Image 582 (1847) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1847

For the Prevention of Indians Roaming at Large Throughout the State, § 1. From and after the passage of this act, if any male Indian of the years of discretion, venture to roam or ramble beyond the boundary lines of the reservations, which have be...

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1847 Conn. Acts 11, An Act Relating To Cemeteries, chap. 9.

| | 1847

That every person, who shall willfully and maliciously destroy, mutilate, deface or injure, or remove any tomb, monument or gravestone or other structure placed within any cemetery, grave yard or place of public burial . . . or shall discharge any gun ...

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John C. White, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the Parish of East Feliciana, Adopted by the Police Jury of the Parish Page 80, Image 82 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1847

Ordinances for the Better Regulation of Clinton, Police Jury, September Session, 1847, § 1. Be it Resolved, That shooting of guns, pistols, or any other fire arms within the limits of the town of Clinton, except in extreme cases, such as shooting ...

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Joseph Barlow Felt Osgood, The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Salem, Together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City: Collated and Revised Pursuant to an Order of the City Council Page 67-68, Image 77-78 (1853) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1847

[Ordinances of Salem,] Fire, § 18. By an act passed March, 6 1847, the inhabitants of any town, and the government of any city in this Commonwealth, may order than no gun-cotton, or other substance prepared, like it, for explosion, shall be kept w...

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1847 Ga. Laws 138, An Act To Incorporate The Evergreen Cemetery Company Of Bonaventure, § 5.

| | 1847

That any person who shall willfully or wantonly destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure placed in the Cemetery aforesaid, or any fence, railing, or other work for the protection or ornament of the ...

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1847 Va. Laws 127, c. 14, § 16.

| | 1847

If any person shall go armed with any offensive or dangerous weapon without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury, or violence to his person, or to his family or property, he may be required to find sureties for keeping the peace for a te...

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A Digest of Acts of Assembly, Relating to the Incorporated District of the Northern Liberties; and of the Ordinances for the Government of the District Page 101-102, Image 101-102 (1847) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

| | 1847

Ordinances of the Northern Liberties, Act of March 16, 1847. Whereas an article called gun cotton, with properties of ignition and explosion similar to those of gunpowder, and equally if not more dangerous in towns and cities, has been introduced. Ther...

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